Wednesday, March 15, 2023




Seer Fish, also called King Fish is known as Anjal in Kannada and Visonu, in my mother tongue, Konkani. 

Seer Fish are strong in Omega 3 fatty acids and are considered very good for overall health. This article in InvestoHealth speaks of the 10 Astonishing Benefits Of Consuming Seer Fish. We like seer fish because it is fleshy and flavourful . Besides, it is easy to handle as it has one single central bone. 

We are fond of seafood in my house and from time to time I use fish to make some yummy dishes. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for:-

 Today's recipe is for a simple tawa fried Seer Fish. I have adapted this from Surmai Tawa Fry from the YouTube video of Chef Nehal Karkera. I have used rice flour but you can use corn flour instead as an option to make the marinade. 

We loved this dish. 


  • Surmai/King Fish, 5-6 slices
  • Coriander Powder, 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder, 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala, 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
  • Rice Flour, 2 to 3 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, 1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp
  • Juice of 1 Lemon,
  • Crushed Pepper, 1 tsp
  • Oil, 2 tbsp
  • Oil, as required for shallow frying
  • Salt, to taste

Wash the Surmai slices and pat them dry. 

In a large bowl mix together the coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, rice flour and a little salt
Add the ginger garlic paste, a little lemon juice, crushed black pepper, and 2 tbsp of oil
Mix all this well to form the marinade paste 
Apply the marinade generously and evenly on both sides of the fish slices
Marinate for 10-15 minutes

Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadhai. Allow it to become very hot, then reduce the heat and pan fry slices of the fish  for 3-4 minutes on medium/low flame 
Flip and fry the other side
Lastly, sprinkle juice of lemon on the fried fish slices
Serve with lemon wedges and onion rings

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